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It is the dedication and passion of our Options for Learning employees that make this agency one of the most innovative and progressive child development organizations in Southern California. Our 900+ employees include site directors, teachers, associate and assistant teachers, aides, enrollment specialists, maintenance, facilities, accounting and administrative staff.
Options for Learning’s Human Resources Department is committed to maintaining the highest level of service to all of these amazing people. It is our goal to treat each employee with respect, professionalism and the utmost of care. We have an open-door policy and are committed to going the extra mile when addressing our staff’s needs or concerns.
In addition to the personal fulfillment of helping and working with children and families, our regular full- and part-time employees are provided with a generous benefits program and paid time off. 
Options for Learning is:
  • A highly recognized nonprofit child care and resource agency since 1981;
  • One of the largest child development agencies in the San Gabriel Valley;
  • Convenient for families 90+ locations serving nearly 9,000 children;
  • Favored by employees a strong career path and low turnover.


Options for Learning prides itself on offering a comprehensive package of benefits and perks for both part- and full-time employees, including: 
  • For office staff: Starting July 1, 2024, offices will be closed on Fridays, and office staff will transition to a four-day/32-hour workweek (no reduction in pay);
  • For office staff: Starting July 1, 2024, a hybrid work schedule will be available with supervisor approval;
  • Generous paid time off; 
  • Nine paid holidays per calendar year*; 
  • Bereavement leave; 
  • Jury/witness duty leave; 
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance (agency covers up to 90% of employee premiums); 
  • 403(b) retirement savings (with 50% employer match up to 6% AND 2% contribution from agency regardless of employee's contribution); 
  • Basic life insurance; 
  • Supplemental life insurance (additional employee coverage and coverage for spouse and children); 
  • Long-term disability; 
  • Professional development opportunities; 
  • Employee assistance program (counseling, legal assistance, financial planning, identity theft); 
  • Free SmartDollar financial wellness program; 
  • Free Wellhub fitness program;
  • Legal assistance plan; 
  • Supplemental cancer and accident plans; 
  • Dependent care and health flexible spending account; 
  • Employee referral bonus (referring employee earns $500 for each new hire who completes 90 days; prorated to $100 for on-call hires; expires June 30, 2024); 
  • Discounts for gym memberships, movie tickets, L.A. County Fair, amusement parks, and much more. 
 *New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the day following, Christmas Day. 

Staff testimonials

"Working for Options for Learning is a rewarding experience where you are encouraged to learn, be creative, and express yourself in your work. It is an experience like no other, and the prize is inspiring our youth, and witnessing their growth." — Diana, lead teacher, Enrichment Program

"Working for Options has given me the opportunity to grow professionally as a teacher.  Here at Options for Learning, we work as a team to help children succeed and make a difference in their lives. I also have the opportunity to work with different communities." — Alba, teacher, Head Start Pasadena

"I started working at Options for Learning as an assistant teacher and now I am a site director at a large site making more money and close to home."  — Linda, site director, Surround Care

"I love Options for Learning! I love it because I feel welcomed. My position has given me great experience and knowledge. You know that feeling people get every Sunday night when you know the weekend is over and you have to go to work tomorrow? Yeah, I don’t get that feeling!"  — Priscilla, meal monitor, State Preschool

Equal Opportunity Employer

Options for Learning is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees consistent with federal, California, and local laws. Options for Leaning does not discriminate against qualified applicants and employees because of race (including hair texture, protective hairstyles, and other traits historically associated with race), color, religion and religious creed (including religious dress and religious grooming practices), sex (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), gender, gender identity (including transgender identity), gender expression (including transgender expression or because an individual has transitioned or is (or is perceived to be) transitioning to live as the gender with which they identify, sex stereotyping, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age (40 years and over), disability, legally protected medical condition or information (including genetic information), protected medical leaves, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, known status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, or of certain violent crimes, whose covered family member is a homicide victim or enrollment in a public assistance program, or any other characteristic protected by local, California, or federal laws.
$1,000 hiring bonus for classroom staff

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Alhambra Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Meeting
Date: 6/27/2024, 11:30 AM 1 PM
Location: Alhambra Chamber of Commerce, 104 S 1st St, Alhambra, Calif. 91801